Canada and Nigeria working to combat migrant smuggling, human trafficking and irregular migration

July 29, 2020—Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the moment reaffirmed Canada’s dedication to combating human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and irregular migration as a sequence of initiatives had been unveiled in Nigeria.

On the eve of the World Day towards Trafficking in Individuals, Canadian officers joined representatives from the governments of Nigeria and Switzerland in addition to worldwide and civil society organizations to launch a sequence of initiatives to help the Nigerian authorities of their efforts to disrupt human trafficking and smuggling operations, in addition to irregular migration.

Minister Mendicino famous that Canada is happy to be partnering with Nigeria on three new initiatives to enhance migration and border administration, supported by the Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Workplace on Medicine and Crime (UNODC), and ARK, a world communications firm. Every group will take part in varied initiatives being undertaken in Nigeria.

The IOM will proceed to roll out the entry and exit border management system, referred to as the Migration Info and Information Evaluation System, on the Abuja and Lagos worldwide airports. It will assist Nigeria’s skill to guard its borders by managing the circulate of travellers into and thru its nation, whereas serving to it to establish legal travellers and attainable human trafficking and migrant smuggling circumstances.

UNODC will work with Nigeria to counter human trafficking and migrant smuggling operations by figuring out and responding to those legal actions, by way of improved information gathering and information evaluation methods. 

ARK will use its communication experience to assist Nigeria to boost its human trafficking and irregular migration deterrence campaigns, by way of integrating and making use of information evaluation into its focused messaging.

That is a part of the Authorities of Canada’s dedication to combating human trafficking world wide, which incorporates investing $four million over the subsequent 2 years within the initiatives in Nigeria.

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